In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage update for Newfoundland and Labrador, we report on a new public folklore initiative along Newfoundland's Baccalieu Trail; we introduce you to our newest staff member, ICH Program Assistant Melissa Squarey; the Mummers Festival returns for 2010 and is looking for volunteers; and the St. John's English Country Dance Society marches into Cupids with John Guy. Topics: ICH, dance, oral history, folklore, mummers, mummering, christmas, tradition, dancing, english...
In this special February edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador, our contributors get all romantic (most of them, anyway!). Learn about the Heritage Foundation's celebration of Heritage Day 2013, enjoy some traditional Czech pernicky (gingerbread), explore love stories from the appropriately named community of Heart's Content, see how an outport nurse celebrated her honeymoon, and lock up your loved ones. We love you, folklore! Topics: love, romance, marriage, folklore, oral history
Mr Clayton Tipple, Corner Brook, recalls a noteworthy train derailment in Flat Bay, Newfoundland, and talks about what would cause a train to go off the rails. Recorded at his home in Corner Brook by Nicole Penney and Dale Jarvis, 20 March 2012. Topics: trains, derailment, railroad history
In the 2013 August/September issue of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update: students start the Folklore 6020 field school in Quidi Vidi; the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador launches its most recent publication, on lych-gates in Newfoundland; archaeologist Sarah Ingram gives an update on the wells and springs project; Nicole Penney reports on digitizing the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation Oral History Collection; we have a report on HFNL's recent tombstone rubbing... Topics: cemetery, tombstone, oral history, folklore, newfoundland, wells, springs
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we announce the designation of Heart's Content as a Registered Heritage District, and commemorate it with the unveiling of a bronze plaque; Nicole Penney returns from the Loggers' Life Museum with news of a weaving workshop in the woods; archaeologist Sarah Ingram reports on our new wells, water and springs research; and, folklore graduate student researcher Claire McDougall reports on her... Topics: intangible cultural heritage, newsletter, newfoundland, culture
It has been a busy few months for the ICH office at the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL), and we are gearing up for a very busy summer. In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, there are a few big announcements, including the accreditation of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador by UNESCO, and the launch of our 2012 Folklife Festival, which this year will take place in Bonavista on August 4th, with a celebration of Newfoundlandâs iconic... Topics: intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, boat engines, make and break, boats, supernatural
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we announce workshops on oral history and folklore interviewing in Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor; a public lecture on Acadian and Mi'kmaw basketry; an unusual tin grave marker from Bonavista Bay; and a research project on the Corner Brook mill whistle. Contributions by Dale Jarvis, Nicole Penney, Patrick Carroll and Janice Tulk. Topics: material culture, grave markers, cemeteries, baskets, newfoundland, labrador, corner brook
A traditional fairy story from the Isle of Skye, originally collected by W.Y Evans-Wentz in the early part of the twentieth century, and which was published in his book "The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries." It includes references to the fairy practice of abducting human children, and also of the fair folk's gift of prophecy. Told by storyteller Dale Jarvis, recorded January 11, 2007 Topics: storytelling, storyteller, dale jarvis, dale gilbert jarvis, spoken word, fairy tales, fairies,...
Storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis tells the traditional folk tale, "Foolish Jack", to a group of students at Holy Cross Elementary School, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Recorded live on Friday, 11 April 2008. Topics: storytelling, storyteller, folk tale, fairy tale, jack, jack tale, dale gilbert jarvis
A traditional tale of a ghostly ship from Holyrood, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, told by storyteller Dale Jarvis, and adapted from his book "The Golden Leg and Other Ghostly Campfire Tales" published by Flanker Press. Topics: ghost ship, ghost, supernatural, ghost stories, storytelling, storyteller, dale gilbert jarvis
In this issue of the Intangible Cultural Heritage update for October/November 2013, we draw to the end of our wells project, and share some thoughts and findings on wells, water, and community. We have news from Norris Arm, with stories about traditional games, and from the Bay Roberts area on a project to document traditional folk belief, including stories collected from students at Ascension Collegiate. And to finish off, we have more stories brought to life through the digitization of the... Topics: intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, canada
An old ghost story from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, told by storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis. The story involves a young bride who goes missing, her heartbroken husband, and a terrible secret that emerges some time later. Recorded live at The Rooms, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, on Hallowe'en night, October 31, 2007. Topics: ghost story, ghost stories, hallowe'en, storytelling, storyteller, dale jarvis, newfoundland, folk...
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's ICH office launches its new Avalon Folklore Project, a project-based training initiative where communities can apply to work with a folklorist on local traditions under threat; Joelle Carey interviews Max Clarke of Paradise about his love of make and break engines; the Make & Break Flotilla and Parts Swap draws closer; and the Museum... Topics: training, boats, engines, newfoundland, labrador, folklore
Folklorist Dale Jarvis interviews Mira Hunter on the topic of Turkish whirling, a type of traditional dance and moving meditation, as part of the 20th anniversary of the Festival of New Dance in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Recorded Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Cochrane Street United Church. Mira Hunter is a visual artist and second-generation sufi mevlevi whirling dervish, who began her traditional training at the age of 16 with her father Raqib Burke and Sheikh Jelaladdin Loras. Topics: dervish, dancing, whirling, Turkish, Newfoundland, dance, sufi
A lecture on people and place, and the intangible cultural heritage strategy of Newfoundland and Labrador, given by folklorist Dale Gilbert Jarvis on Thursday, November 19th, 2009, at the Cultural Tourism Conference in Trinity, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Topics: cultural tourism, intangible cultural heritage, folklore, tourism, culture, art, folklife,...
Knitter Alice Trueman of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, describes Cowichan Sweaters to folklorist Dale Jarvis on 29 September 2015. Recorded at the Fine Arts Building, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, as part of a course on Intangible Cultural Heritage. Topic: knitting craft cowichan sweaters
Clip from an interview with Margaret (Margie) Pelletier, a Mi'kmaw elder and basket maker from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Recorded at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, on 17 March 2012 by Dale Jarvis. QUOTE: I think with me, there is a spirit within me that makes the basket. I always told my mother that. It's like I can make the basket, I'm just the physical form. You probably feel like that if you are a basket weaver. You are just the physical... Topic: basket making
A man dreams of a city of art, and upon waking, sets off to find the place he has seen in his dreaming. Told by storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. January 6, 2008. I first heard this story told by Irish storyteller Ray McGrath at the St. John's Storytelling Festival in 2005, and it stuck in my mind. The music in the background is "Estampie" from the Naxos CD "Landini and His Time" Topics: storytelling, story, storyteller, art, dale gilbert jarvis, stories, myth
In this month's ICH Update, we look at a project to place materials from the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive which relate to mummering traditions online, an article on the wren, the king of the birds, a note from Harbour Breton on an Iron Foot, an update on what's new with the Digital Archives Initiative, and a preview of the Place, Narrative and New Media Symposium Topics: mummering, jannying, newfoundland, mummers, festival, new media, intangible cultural heritage, ich
Ghost Story Panel: Coast to Coast Ghosts. John Adams (Victoria, British Columbia)and Pearl Ann Gooding (Wainwright, Alberta) join host Dale Jarvis (St. John's, Newfoundland) for a spirited discussion, recorded live in front of an audience of storytellers and lovers of a good spooky tale on Friday, 10 July, 2009, at the Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada 17th Annual Conference in Victoria, BC. All of these fine storytellers specialize in collecting and sharing true ghost stories; and... Topics: ghost stories, storytelling, storytellers, dale gilbert jarvis, canada, paranormal, ghost tours,...
There are many legends and tales about where the fairies come from. This tale, borrowed from the Scandinavian storytelling tradition, gives one explanation. Told by storyteller Dale Jarvis, recorded in St. John's, Newfoundland. Topics: Dale Gilbert Jarvis, Dale Jarvis, storytelling, storyteller, spoken word, fairies, faerie, fairy...
A traditional folk tale from the Southern Shore of Newfoundland, Canada, concerning a young married couple who discover they have built their house on a path used by the good people, and the steps that couple take to rid themselves of fairy mischief. Recorded by Dale Jarvis, September 3, 2006, St. John's, Newfoundland. Topics: storytelling, spoken word, fairies, fairy tale, legend, storyteller, newfoundland, oral tradition
In this issue of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update newsletter for March 2010, Newfoundland prepares for a visit from Cecile Duvelle, Chief of the Intangible Heritage Section of UNESCO and Secretary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage; the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador introduces its technical workshop series with workshops on digital audio and Google maps; schoolchildren on Newfoundland's west coast learn the traditional art of... Topics: ICH, intangible cultural heritage, basket making, snowshoes, Labrador, digital media, traditional...
In this month's edition of the ICH Update, the community of Branch adds a photo collection to the Digital Archives Initiative, the Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC) launches a community project which will document the life stories of culturally diverse seniors, Canadian Second World War veteran are given the opportunity to preserve their memories, our Digital Archives intern works on digitizing boatbuilding interviews, and three writers talk about the importance of preserving oral... Topics: newfoundland, oral history, folklore, interviews
In the late 1970s American folklorist, David Taylor, conducted a series of interviews in the Trinity Bay area while researching his Memorial University folklore thesis, "Boatbuilding in Winterton: The Design, Construction and Use of Inshore Fishing Boats in a Newfoundland Community". In this podcast, we present short clips of two of those interviews. The first, dating from March 22, 1979 is part of Dr. Taylor's interview with Mr. Lionel Pearcey, who was born December 8, 1918, in... Topics: boatbuilding, newfoundland, tradition, intangible cultural heritage, podcast, david taylor
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we introduce the Grey Sock Project, linking the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War with traditional knitting skills; the Food Security Network on their "All Around The Table" seniors' oral history project; and researching tiddly, hoist your sails and run and other children's games and pastimes. Topics: games, WWI, newfoundland, knitting
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for July and August 2015, we announce the launch of the Living Heritage Podcast, give a review of the Saving our Stories workshop held in Corner Brook, and provide some tips for communities wanting to create a short oral history or local folklore booklet. Topics: heritage, folklore, oral history, podcast
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is conducting a needs assessment survey, to measure the type and amount of ICH related training needed in the province; work continues on the Foundation's documentation of the Heart's Content Registered Heritage District; intern Joelle Carey starts work on a project identifying living Newfoundland Ponies; new ICH intern Christina Robarts works... Topics: Newfoundland, culture, skateboarding, russian, newfoundland ponies
Folklorist and Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer Dale Jarvis introduces the Food, Folklore and Tourism Workshop in Cupids, Newfoundland on Monday, 15 August 2011, with some thoughts on steamed and boiled puddings, and how food, folklore and culture are intertwined. Topics: food, folklore, culture, christmas, tradition, newfoundland
This month, we celebrate the 50th edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update newsletter. We look at back at where we've come from, provide an overview of the recent Baccalieu Trail Heritage Forum, remember the adventures of a wayward polar bear in Quidi Vidi, and explore how the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program is working to safeguard intangible cultural heritage in Newfoundland and Labrador. Contributors: Dale Jarvis, Sarah Ingram, Lisa Wilson Topics: Newfoundland, heritage, culture
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we announce a half-day workshop on the art, archaeology, history and heritage of cemeteries; Dan Rubin brings us a report from the Pouch Cove Heritage Day; Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) board member Doug Wells recounts the history of Deadman's Cove, Harbour Breton; and HFNL's Lisa Wilson updates us on her work in the proposed Heart's Content Heritage District. Topics: Newfoundland, graveyards, cemeteries, workshop
An interview with Mike Barneveld of Square Peg Designs, conducted by folklorist Dale Jarvis on 23 February 2016. The interview was held at the Willowbank School of Restoration Arts, Queenston, Ontario, Canada, as part of a two-day workshop on intangible cultural heritage. Topic: furniture design reuse
On Friday, September 30th, 2011, the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Newfoundland Historic Trust, hosted a St. Johnâs Tweetup event at the Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site on Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, as part of Culture Days. As part of the event, folklorist Dale Jarvis moderated a panel discussion with people in the cultural sector on the role of social media in local arts, how it is working, and where it is going. Panelists were John... Topics: social media, newfoundland, culture, arts
In this issue of the ICH Update, we have a panel on fieldwork ethics, Innu place names online, a revitalization of drum dancing in Makkovik, and an ongoing oral history project in Placentia. Topics: Intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, folklore, oral history
Storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis tells the traditional Corsican ghost story and folktale "Goldenhair". Recorded in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada on Saturday, February 10, 2007. The wicked Count Rinaldo loves a young girl's long golden hair, and wishes to marry her. But Goldenhair loves a peasant lad by the name of Pietro, and refuses to marry the Count... Topics: folk tale, fairy tale, ghost story, storytelling, storyteller, dale jarvis, corsica, traditional...
A fisherman named Albert has a strange encounter with a phantom white horse. Only too late does he realize what terrible tragedy the ghost horse presaged. This traditional tale of superstition and folk belief from Proctor’s Cove, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, originally recorded in the 1920s, is here retold by folklorist and storyteller Dale Jarvis, and is taken from his book “Haunted Waters: More True Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador.” The music track for the tale is “Salted... Topics: ghost, phantom, ghost horse, newfoundland, folklore, omen, premonition, storytelling, spoken word
An interview conducted by Dale Jarvis, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of the traditional dance symposium held in Old Perlican on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Interview introduced by Dr. Kristin Harris-Walsh, Centre for Music, Media and Place, Memorial University. Interviewees are Sheila Power, Baccalieu Trotters of North River; Wendy Wager, Feather Point Dancers, Harbour Grace; Elizabeth Tuttle, Baccalieu Square Dancers, Old Perlican; and... Topics: dance, set dancing, square dance, dancing, traditional dance, newfoundland
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, provincial folklorist Dale Jarvis brings you up to date on ICH activities over the summer months, news on the Canada-wide Culture Days event scheduled for September, a peek at what our intern has been up to with Memorial University's Digital Archives Initiative, sound traditions, and an invite to participate in Doors Open St. John's and Doors Open Petty Harbour with sites ranging from the divine to the disgusting! Topics: Doors Open, Newfoundland, Petty Harbour, Culture Days
In this issue of the ICH Update, Dr. Gerald Pocius, Chair of the Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee gives a review of ICH in Newfoundland and Labrador; Cape Bonavista Interpretation Centre wants your stories about the Cape; Grade Four students at the Cape St. Francis School, Pouch Cove, start work on a community oral history project; dancers hit Quidi Vidi Village; and the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador invites you to help them restore a vintage Gander... Topics: museum, ICH, folklore, oral history, Newfoundland, stories, youth, education
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, the Mummers Festival wins an award for cultural tourism from Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador; the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador offers a Boxes Under The Bed workshop in cooperation with the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives; the St. John's Storytelling Festival explores the concept of a national folk epic for the province; Mona Petten, of Port de Grave, is the second in our regular Tradition... Topics: ICH, Newfoundland, Labrador, concerts, storytelling, Jack
In the January 2015 edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update newsletter: Alanna Wicks invites youth aged 18-35 to the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's first Youth Heritage Forum, set for March 7th, 2015 in St. John's; Sharon King-Campbell interviews Berkley Reynolds about his memories of growing up in Salmon Cove, as part of the Hoist Your Sails and Run games research project; Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking organizations who would be willing to host... Topics: youth, heritage, fishery, newfoundland, labrador
Digital Heritage Symposium: Securing the Intangible through the Virtual Beijing, People's Republic of China Saturday, August 2 and Sunday August 3, 2008 Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) development officer Dale Gilbert Jarvis of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador delivers a paper at the Digital Heritage Symposium in Beijing, PRC, on Sunday August 3, 2008. Topics: Intangible Cultural Heritage, digital archives, ich, newfoundland, Dale Jarvis
In this short interview, boatbuilder Jerome Canning describes the use and construction of a traditional Newfoundland sculling oar as part of a demonstration at the Canadian Museums Association conference, at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, on May 13, 2010. Interview conducted by Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer Dale Jarvis. Topics: boatbuilding, oars, oar, sculling, oral history, boat, rodney, spokeshave
Recording of the live storytelling/oral history session “Sharing the Memories – stories of Harmon AFB.” Recorded Wednesday, 27 July, 2016 at 8pm at CanAm Lodge, Stephenville, as part of the celebrations for “The Friendly Invasion 2016” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Ernest Harmon Air Force Base. Session moderated by Dale Jarvis, folklorist with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, speakers are John F. Young, Ron Olson, and Bill Pilgrim. Topic: military history oral history stephenville harmon air force base
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador: The mummers festival returns for another year and another mummer's parade; Melissa Squarey learns how to make her very own hobby horse; Karen Spencer shares how Conception Bay South is preserving their history with three booklets on the Kelligrew's Soiree, the Battle of Fox Trap, and Agricultural History of Conception Bay South; a discussion of "bucking" and Bonfire Night memories... Topics: Newfoundland, culture, folklore, oral history, christmas, mummering, mummer, festival
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador, folklorist Dale Jarvis gives an update on the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's Avalon Folklore Project; news about two ICH workshops, one on making pillow tops and one on memory maps; Nicole Penney interviews Joe Lewis of Conception Harbour about working high steel; and an introduction to HFNL's newest staff person, Lisa Wilson Topics: pillow top, weaving, lumbering, lumber woods, memory map, cognitive mapping, high steel, ironworkers
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update from Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University's Department of Folklore will be hosting the the launch of the Dr. Peter Narvaez book Sonny's Dream: Essays on Newfoundland Folklore and Popular Culture; ICH Development Officer Dale Jarvis explores the revitalization of the Christmas Hobby Horse tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador; we meet the new public folklore intern, Nicole Penney; and notes on our ongoing basket and basket... Topics: folklore, popular culture, material culture, christmas, tradition
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the Seeds to Supper Festival gets underway with a workshop on culinary tourism, featuring Canada's Top Chef participant Todd Perrin; we celebrate our agricultural history with an evening of stories of farming past, present and future; a local woman keeps the tradition of Newfoundland ponies alive; news on the Culture, Place and Identity at the Heart of Regional Development conference coming this fall; a... Topics: folklore, folklife, festival, food
A ghost story from the city of Valletta, Malta. Told by storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis, and recorded live at the "Voices in the Vaults Summer Storytelling Series" on Friday, August 29, in the Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. A classic ghost story, incorporating motif E281 - "Ghosts haunt house." While this story could be told about countless port towns, this particular tale is based on a story from the walled city of Valletta,... Topics: Dale Gilbert Jarvis, storytelling, stories, ghosts, malta, valetta, legend, sailors, phantoms,...